Announcing: Shenzhen Hat Tourney (March 19-20) registration details

China Ultimate’s review of last year’s Shenzhen Hat.

From Andrea Shaw:

The Shenzhen Ultimate Frisbee Team is proud to announce the 3rd Annual Shenzhen Ultimate Frisbee Hat Tournament. The theme for this year’s tournament is “Kick-ass!” If you haven’t seen the movie, it’s about a guy with no superpowers who decides to become a superhero. So get on Taobao or Alibaba, buy yourself a mask and some tights, think of a superhero name and register for the tournament. Our goal is 120 players this year and we are planning a real kick-ass event for you!

This year’s registration form is on our website: Scroll to the bottom and fill in the blanks. Accuracy is appreciated, please no sandbagging! J

Some of the fun things you can expect for the weekend:

–       Two days of kick-ass Ultimate

–       Breakfast and lunch provided by Nogogo, Shenzhen’s online grocery store

–       BBQ dinner (and optional party) on Sat provided by Luna Bar & Restaurant

–       Free beer! And Pocari!

–       Beer Pong Tournament, for the 2nd year in a row, as well as Flip Cup

–       Night Ultimate Frisbee, for those who come Friday

–       Player packs: shirt, disc and other goodies

–       Stretch and warm-up routine led by fitness professionals from Health Elements

–       Our Disc Design Contest returns this year – best design wins a prize

Cost: Y300. Y200 for students.

Travel: Shenzhen is easily accessible by plane, train, bus, boat and metro. If you have questions about how to get from the airport/train station/bus station/port/border crossing to where you are staying, feel free to email.

Accommodation: We have no official tournament hotel this year. Recommended hotels will be listed on the website ( next week; generally we suggest you find something near a metro station. If you are a student, or need free housing in order to attend the tournament, please email Andrea and we will see what we can work out.

Registration is open now! Please register as soon as possible as this will help us determine field rental and food orders.

For questions/comments/concerns, please do not hesitate to contact one of your TDs:

Andrea Shaw (English/Mandarin): 150.1891.9053 (and for you HK types 5101.9053)

Jeff Bussel (English): 137.5110.0329

XIE Lin (Mandarin/Cantonese/English): 137.2370.0891

Butterfly (Mandarin): 158.1401.0812

We are looking forward to having a kick-ass time with you in Shenzhen!





–         两天的给力极限飞盘分组赛;

–         深圳网上超市Nogogo会为我们提供丰富的早餐和午餐;

–         Luna酒吧为我们提供晚餐BBQ, 周六晚的聚会也在那里,聚会费用自理;

–         赛期提供免费的啤酒和宝矿力;

–         根据先到盘友人数,周五晚拟安排夜光飞盘游戏;

–         参赛选手大礼包:飞盘衫,飞盘和一些其它东西;

–         来自专业健身顾问提供的热身服务指导;

–         飞盘涂鸦大赛,最佳飞盘涂鸦者将得到嘉奖;

–         延续去年的啤酒游戏:Beer Pong, Flip Cup






谢林 (国语/粤语/英文): 137.2370.0891

蝴蝶 (国语): 158.1401.0812

Jeff Bussel (英文): 137.5110.0329

Andrea Shaw (英文/国语): 150.1891.9053 (中国) 5101.9053 (香港)


Announcing: Shenzhen Hat Tourney, March 19-20

From tournament director Andrea Shaw:

Dear frisbee kids,/亲爱的飞盘朋友,

The schedule for Ultimate tournaments in China was recently sorted and Shenzhen’s 3rd annual hat tournament will be held on Mar. 19-20 this year. This is your save-the-date e-mail; we’ll send more details out after the Spring Festival.
Please forward to your respective listservs, friends, cousins and random people met at bars. We’ve received some rave reviews from the past two years so we’re hoping to exceed expectations this year!
Hope you all had fabulous Western holidays and wishing you happiness and safe travels during the Chinese New Year!
Shenzhen Hat Planning Committee

Media loves Shenzhen

Two more pieces of media coverage of Shenzhen Ultimate: South China Daily and Shenzhen Mobile TV.

And the guys over there have recently launched the Shenzhen Ultimate Frisbee website/blog. Check it out.

Shenzhen Hat Tourney recap

Congratulations to Balance and Ivan for organizing a successful six-team hat tournament, themed “Tiger,” over the weekend. An especially nice touch was the pizza on Saturday night, above and beyond the expectations of hungry Frisbee players. (The evening was punctuated by a loud and long argument amongst captains, who were in varying stages of drunkenness, on what to do with Michael Hsu’s winless team; specifically, whether to “give them a chance.” Then people, led by Rob Adams, went to a really loud club, and it’s uncertain how Micah Jarnot, with Jimmy, got home that night.)

After round-robin games, the standings looked like this:

Amos: 5-0
Rob: 3-2
Bill: 3-2
Tao: 2-3
Micah: 2-3
Michael: 0-5

Michael’s team — with Doc — upset Bill’s team in the quarters and then won 4-3 in the semis. The final point was the only one scored upwind, and came off a dropped pull.

Tao’s team (with Kwong, Emmy Smith, Tommy Fung, et al.), meanwhile, got a bye into semis, and once there they avenged an earlier one-point loss by beating Amos’s team (which had Josh Perles, Ivan, Erin and Barbara, among others) 9-7. Then they won finals 8-6 (or a score very similar to that).

Balance’s recap of the tournament is here. There was a sizable media contingent on Saturday, which resulted in this.

And now, picture albums:

Hong Ly, 2010 Shenzhen Hat Day 1

2010 Shenzhen Hat Day 2

Anthony Tao, Shenzhen Hat Tourney 2010

Balance Wang, The 2nd Shenzhen Hat Tournament

Announcing: Shenzhen Hat Tournament, March 27-28

From CUPA:

The 2nd Shenzhen Ultimate Frisbee Hat Tournament

We are very glad to announce that the 2nd Shenzhen Hat Tournaments will be held on March 27th and 28th. As an important part of Canton Ultimate Program, Shenzhen Ultimate Club is trying our best to host a great Ultimate tournament for Disc lovers from all over China and Asia.

Previously called the Pearl River Delta Ultimate Program, the Canton Ultimate Program mainly consists of disc lovers from Shenzhen and Guangzhou. With the generous help of the China Ultimate Website ( and the Hong Kong Ultimate Players Association, our program and players are becoming stronger and better. We hope this tournament can help strengthen and advance the goals of Canton and China Ultimate. Go China Ultimate!

The below are some details of the tournaments:

Time: March 27th,28th

Location: Nanshan District, Shenzhen

Gender Ratio: 5:2 or 4:3

Registration Fee: 300 RMB, Students 150 RMB.

Party Theme: TBA

Registration fee includes: a lot of playing time, free drink at the party, a tournament t-shirt, a tournament disc, two lunches and a dinner, a players’ kit, food and drink on the field.

Tournament Organizer: Shenzhen Ultimate Club

Tournament Supporter: Beijing University Graduate School

Media support:


Announcing: Shenzhen Hat Tournament, March 14

That’s this Saturday… from Balance Wang:

Shenzhen is going to host an one-day hat tournament at March 14th (next Saturday), it also belongs to our Tri-cities Ultimate Program. Let’s enjoy a wonderful weekend with Hong Kong, Guangzhou and Shenzhen ultimate players! Oh, wait, maybe Zhuhai Players will be coming as well!!We will be having a dinner together and having a lot of funs afterwards. Here is the detail of this hat tournament:

Date: 2009.03.14 12:00 —16:30, make sure get to the place before 12:00, you have only 30 mins to warm up before our game’s beginning.

Field: Xi Di Gen Soccer Field at Shen Wan Yi Lu, Nanshan district (close to Window of the world, 5 mins by taxi) 喜地根足球场,深圳市南山区滨海大道与深湾一路交汇处

There are two easy way to get to the field:
1. Metro + Taxi : Obvisouly, clean and fast, but expensive. you need to pay at most 20 yuan from Shenzhen Railway Station to Xidigen (or if you take a taxi together with 4 people, then the cost reduces to 10 yuan per person)
2. K204 & 337: Cheap, a little bit slower, but get to the place directly. you need to pay about 5 yuan at most.
K204 to Hou Hai Li Jiao(后海立交), go back to east 750m.
337 to Bin Hai Xi (滨海西), 250m to the place
Registration fee: 100RMB approximately, including field fee + fruit + water + dark t-shirt + others
One thing you need to take for no questions: White shirt
Attendee: everyone who loves ultimate, you may need to answer several questions in your registration email
With the following:
-Shirt size (Chinese sizes)
-A rank of yourself in each of the following categories: experience, defense, speed, throwing and receiving.
-More importantly: When will you leave from Shenzhen on Saturday?
1- 0-6 months
2- 6 months or more, pickup only
3- More than 6 months, league experience
4- More than 2 years, mid-level club player
5- High-level club experience
1- No strategy
2- Understands a force
3- Understands a force and can play zone
4- All the above and known as a good defender
1- I can barely run
2- I can only keep up with a few opponents tops on any given line
3- I can hold my own against most
4- I got wheels
1- Can barely throw a flick, if at all
2- Can throw flicks and backhands short-range, no breaks
3- Can make longer throws and sometimes break
4- I got hucks and breaks all day
1- I have butterfingers
2- Can catch pretty well but has trouble with reading
3- Can catch under pressure and read pretty well
4- Just put it

Registration Email: (Shenzhen players) (Guangzhou players) (Hong Kong players)

Dinner and party: TBD, updated news soon
OK, Boys and girls, I hope we will see you soon.
Any information, please contact Balance: